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Better snapper reel: Shimano Tekota 500/600 or Ambassadeur 7000iC3? - The Last Coco
I am looking for any OBers with experience with the Shimano Tekota 500 or 600 vs an Ambassadeur 7000 series reel. The application will be primarily mangrove snapper fishing, some red snapper fishing, and occasionally diamond jigging for blackfin. The reel will be on a 7'9" Heavy/Fast Action 15-40# r...


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Power handle on a REVO SX - Thoughts? - The Last Coco
Has anyone ever put a "power handle" on a REVO S, SX, STX, etc...? I'm going to be using my Revo SX paired with a stout rod for some mangrove fishing next weekend and am concerned about generating torque with the standard handle that comes on it. As such, I'm looking into replacing the handle (tempo...


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FBD Friday edition - The Last Coco
Great Raft Commotion for lunch at Rotolos. [img]http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2373/t7m5.jpg[/img]...


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Snapper fishing with crankbaits - anyone tried it? - The Last Coco
I am really intrigued by the idea of using slightly oversized bass tackle to throw Strike King 10xd crankbaits and the 1.5oz Super Traps on braided line with wire leaders in an effort to target red snapper. Has anyone ever done this? Can it be effective? Am I just pissing in the wind? I have caught ...


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Ghost in the Machine vs. Ermagherd Hops - The Last Coco
About to start a GitM vs EH tasting. Ill report back....


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Alligator eating giant bass at PGA event - The Last Coco
Check this video out from a recent PGA event: [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoz9V5abMSM&list=HL1393865859&feature=mh_lolz)]Alligator eating giant bass at PGA event[/link] I can't decide if I am more surprised at the events of the video or at the fact that the announcer actually knew wh...


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Decoys, weights, etc... on clearance at Academy right now - The Last Coco
Just a heads up to the OB, but lots of waterfowl gear is on clearance at Academy stores and online. Much talk of jerk strings comes up during the season, and they have one on sale for $11: [link=(http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/game-winner-decoy-jerk-rig-kit/pid-365151?N=101)]GameWinner Decoy Je...


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Go-to pre-spawn lures and tactics - The Last Coco
In SLA and in stained or murky water, I have had lots of success this time of year on junebug with chartreuse tail lizards. In NWLA the water is usually clearer and I find myself throwing white chatterbaits, red traps, and watermelon red brush hogs. Whats your favorite lures, techniques and t...


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Great Raft Southern Drawl Pale Lager now in stores in Shreveport - The Last Coco
Just ran in Cuban and walked out with a 6-pack of Southern Drawl. Can't wait to try it in a can and can't wait till they start canning Commotion and (one day hopefully) Reasonably Corrupt [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BgS9nCECAAAj6lQ.jpg[/img]...


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Reel repair shop in Shreveport/Bossier? - The Last Coco
Paging NWLA OBers: Is there a recommended rod and reel service shop around Shreveport/Bossier? I have some older reels I am looking to get cleaned up and looked over before putting them back in service. I can perform light cleaning myself, but a couple have been sitting for a while and I would li...


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Kepler Creek & Mill Creek Reservoirs in NWLA - The Last Coco
Any OBers have input/experience fishing Kepler Creek or Mill Creek in NWLA? I'm looking for some new yak/jon boat waters to try out and these are within a 1.5 hr drive from the Port City. I have heard good things about Kepler and gather it is a cypress tree lake. Don't know anything really about...


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Need OB Advice on spinning rod: 6'-6'6" ML/Fast under $80 - The Last Coco
I am looking to buy a finesse rod for fishing drop shots and wacky worms for bass, and occasionally throwing small beetle spins, road runners, etc... for sac-crap-au-perch. I know I want a 6' to 6'6" ML or L power rod with a fast tip in the $50-$80 range. Does the OB have any personal experience/...


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Great deal on hip boots from Academy - The Last Coco
Just passing this along: [link=(http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/hodgman-men-s-caster-hip-waders/pid-930533?N=610945297)]Hodgman® Men's Caster Hip Waders - $20 [/link] Footwear gets free shipping online also, so this really is an awesome deal....


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Alcohol on WMAs - The Last Coco
Can anyone point me to a specific regulation stipulating no alcohol on WMAs? Obviously not during hunting season, moreso for crawfishing, fishing and frogging. This is from the hunting regulations:[quote]Disorderly conduct or hunting under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemicals and oth...


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Replacing stock on m96 Carl Gustaf 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser - The Last Coco
Does anyone on the OB have any tips or experience on replacing the stock on a previously sporterized m96 Carl Gustaf 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser? I was given this rifle years ago and have killed a deer with it using the open sights. Right now, it is just plain ugly, The stock on it has been cut up w...


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Beer Tade:1 bottle of Parish GR & GitM Shreveport, UPDATED OP - The Last Coco
After my 15 bottle haul of Parish Grand Reserve made its way to Shreveport and all my orders were fulfilled, I have 1 left. I would love to trade with someone in the Shreveport/Bossier area this week for something we can't get in Louisiana. Would anyone be interested? UPDATE: I was never able to ...


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Ever heard of S&D Cutlery? - The Last Coco
[img]http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9978/r18o.jpg[/img] Buddy of mine picked up this knife for me at an auction. Does anyone know anything about S&D Cutlery? I'm not sure what he paid, just wondering if its a decent blade. ...


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Tips to get your young retriever settled down - The Last Coco
OB, I have been having issues this season getting my Boykin settled down during hunts. She isn't quite 2 yet, but constantly whines and is generally very unsettled during hunts. I am always hunting from a makeshift blind or just hiding on the shore, so she doesn't really have a "place" to be. I am l...


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Whole Foods is coming to Shreveport... in 2015! - The Last Coco
[link=(http://www.ksla.com/story/23898180/whole-foods-market-coming-to-shreveport)]Whole Foods announces plan for a Shreveport location in 2015[/link] All the wanna be foodies, hipsters, and rich oil-wives will finally have a place to co-mingle!...


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Trade Russel Wilson for Tom Brady? - The Last Coco
I currently have Rivers and Wilson on my team. In my league you get 6 pts for each passing td. I am considering a trade to get Tom Brady for Wilson straight up. I feel pretty confident with Rivers going forward, but think the potential for Brady to explode on the back half of the schedule with Gr...


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How big is this hog? - The Last Coco
[img]http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/1290/v5wd.jpg[/img] [img]http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/6056/j993.jpg[/img] A pic without him in it for reference showing other mature pigs in the area: [img]http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7550/cxao.jpg[/img] He just DWARFS everything else out ther...


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Over run with hogs - how to draw them out in daylight or run them off - The Last Coco
So, finally had hogs invade my spot. They're THICK now. I would love to kill some, but they only seem to come out at night. Is there any way to either 1) make them come out during the day, or 2) put out some feed that they won't eat? I can't use a timed feeder and can't hunt at night where I am h...


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Horse stables in Houston area? - The Last Coco
My SIL wants to plan a bday party for my niece at a horse stable in the Houston area. She wants it to be somewhere she can have the kids ride some horses, ponies, etc... Any H-town OB'ers know of anything like that within an hour of the city? ...


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Sprucing up decoys - The Last Coco
I read somewhere that a good way to spruce up dull decoys for the season is to wipe them down with Armor All. It helps make the colors stand out and look glossy. As a spin off from that, what do y'all think about spraying them down with a tire shine product to reach the same effect? Has anyone tr...


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Frogging - NWLA Yak Life Style - The Last Coco
Me and a padnuh went frogging last night. Ended up with 30. Heat the grease and lock the door. [img]http://imageshack.us/a/img546/417/6r7q.jpg width=600[/img] [img]http://imageshack.us/a/img689/1992/iu55.jpg width=600[/img] We had to wade to get them. Kayak was helpful for holding the beer an...


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Homemade TX Rig for decoys - The Last Coco
I know several OBers were interested in TX rigging decoys. After buying a couple dozen pre-made TX rigs, I decided to make my own as I recently bought a lot of decoys and didn't want to shell out the $20/dozen the pre-made rigs cost. All of my decoys came with weights, so instead of buying new eg...


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Decoys for your jerk string - weighted vs unweighted keel - The Last Coco
I'm in the process of DIY texas rigging decoys for the upcoming season. Some have weighted keels, some don't. I will be setting aside 6 to use on the jerk string which I will not tx rig. Is it better for the decoys on the jerk string to have a weighted keel or an unweighted keel? Or does it not ...


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Best vest for my dog - The Last Coco
What vests does the OB use for their pups? I'm looking at different options for the pup and am wondering what the consensus is for best available vest. [link=(http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Avery-Boaters-Dog-Parka&i=415026&r=view&aID=606B5&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=g...


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Does this look like a snake bite? - The Last Coco
So my wife was walking around our backyard before the last time I cut the grass and felt "like she got punched" in the foot and then a sharp pain on her foot. Her foot didn't swell, but the two puncture wounds bled a little. The picture is the inside of her left foot. [img]http://imageshack.c...


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Tips for duck hunting with a dog in waste deep water? - The Last Coco
I am struggling coming up with a way to effectively duck hunt with my dog in waste deep or so water without timber nearby. A chair or marsh seat wouldn't be tall enough. I don't have a tree to mount something on. I will be wading, but will have to paddle in with a kayak. I could just hunt her ou...


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